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New Mexico’s Project ECHO put forth as national telehealth model for rural care

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Project ECHO, a health IT pilot that launched in 2003 in rural New Mexico to connect rural doctors to specialists, is now front and center in Congress as lawmakers consider employing the model across the country.

Senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, introduced the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act this past week. The bill calls for studies on how best to expand the model.

In New Mexico, Project ECHO has recorded unprecedented success in treating patients with hepatitis C.

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